Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse serves some of the most deliciously handcrafted steaks. Located in the Fashion District, this steakhouse also doubles as a piano bar, where you can sit for hours and listen to the pianist play. Offering a lavish ambience and courteous service, the restaurant serves an eclectic menu of meats, which are sourced from the best possible places. The menu consists of a wide range of dishes to please everyone's palate. Try the Kurobuta Pork Ribeye, Caesar Salad, Beef Tartar and Seafood Tower, which promise to be as awesome as the list of house-aged steaks. Round off your meal with one of the delectable desserts on offer. Reserve a table for that special occasion, and allow the team at Jacob's to take you on an unforgettable gastronomical journey.
Although Midfield seems like an unlikely name for an intimate, romantic venue that this Dundas West establishment actually is, it is befitting to the essence and concept behind it. A haven for oenophiles in the city, the Midfield Tavern and Wine Bar maintains the ethos expected from a traditional wine bar while cutting out the unnecessary, formal, uppity attitude that is usually associated with them. With a charming, minimalist decor that includes, small round tables and chairs and high bar-stools, Midfield transports you to the quintessential Italian wine bar of a simpler time. The bar features several European and regional wines that are displayed along the wall behind the bar, echoing an old-world allure and tasteful antiquity. The food menu, on the other hand, compiles the best of Italian meats and French cheeses; only the best accompaniments for those vinos! If you're a wine enthusiast, you should definitely give this place a decko.
Yuzu No Hana Sushi and Sake Bar is a perfect place to enjoy fresh sushi. This sushi bar is a favorite among locals as well as tourists owning to its authenticity. Some of the must try dishes at Yuzu are Albacore tuna- a dish that will instantly melt in your mouth, Gyoza- a preparation that is juicy and flavorful, the classic Salmon roll, some rice dishes like Yam roll or Salmon and Avocado. Complement your food with some warm sake. Yuzu is a delight for a true sushi lover, the food served here is fresh from the ocean, with deliciousness oozing out of every bite. The ambiance is quite serene and romantic, perfect to have quiet conversations with a loved one.
The DEQ Terrace Lounge serenely overlooks the Simcoe Park on Wellington Street. A part of the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, this swanky rooftop venue is a great place to relax on a weekend, under the clear, Toronto skies. The opulently done up decor oozes class and elegance, the bar churns out fantastic, craft cocktails while the kitchens dole out delicious Mediterranean preparations. Also on offer here is a long wine list, that will charm even the most cynical wine-lover. Afternoon teas are a pretty, elaborate deal here on Saturdays and Sundays. Although the prices are on the higher end, the gorgeous venue, attentive service, stellar drinks and lovely food make DEQ totally worth it.
Olio-A Mediterranean Grille is located inside Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel. Take a culinary trip of Spain, Morocco, Italy, France and Greece through the inspired menu created by acclaimed Chef Michael Jensen. Using only organic, regional and seasonal ingredients, it includes dishes like Crisp Fried Calamari, Olio Signature Crab Cakes, Chicken and Brie Cheese Panini, Pan Roasted Fresh Catch, Olio Classic Beef, Spaghetti Olio, Spinach and Fire Roasted Tomato Tortilla, Steamed Mussels, Moroccan Spiced Slow Cooked Ontario Lamb with Dates, Braised Veal Osso Buco and Seafood, Chicken and Chorizo Paella. Round it off with desserts like Tiramisu, Crème Brulee Cheesecake and Orange Crème Brulee. Complement your meal with wine, cocktails and martinis. Done up in earthy tones, it features a modern fireplace which adds to the cozy ambiance of the restaurant.
There is no dearth of Italian restaurants in Toronto, Viaggio being one of the latest additions to the slew of such establishments tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the city. However, Viaggio sets itself apart by offering guests a fantastic taste of delectable dishes which are a perfect blend of Italian nuances and Canadian flourishes. Gorge on delicacies crafted carefully to satisfy your distinguished palate, dishes loaded with explosive flavors which will burst on your tongue. The menu is limited. precisely the reason which allows the talented chefs to focus on regaling you with perfectly cooked meals like charred savoy cabbage,butter poached Nova Scotia crab glazed with honey mushrooms, and roasted chicken cavatelli among others. Featuring an interior adorned in trendy decor and an outdoor patio where the trees are festooned in bright lights to illuminate the space in soft hues, Viaggio is an enticing combination of fine food and a soothing ambiance you don't want to miss!
Buca Yorkville seamlessly blends refined nuances with Italian culinary expertise. The third outpost of King Street Food Company, this restaurant boasts lavish furnishings which include a combination of tables, high chairs and a sophisticated bar lined with sleek wine cases. Their extensive menu boasts a bevy of signature pastas and pizzas which vie with breathtaking seafood for attention, out of which the Ravioli Doppi (lobster-filled pasta) and Zuppa Di Pesce (a daily selection of sea fare blended with legumes and artichoke) are ideal for dinner. Buca serves some of the most delectable entrées, out of which Peperonata, beautifully layered with eggplant zucchini and sweet pepper, is sure to gladden your heart (and taste buds). Pair your meal with a choice of wines and cocktails like the Bar Ba Buca, a sweet raspberry concoction with citric notes.
Hair of the Dog has been rated as one of the top restaurants in Toronto for alfresco dining. Besides its patio, it has also won accolades for being a romantic date spot and a popular pub near Downtown Toronto. This pub is situated at the corner of Church and Wood Streets in an old building dating back to 1954. The thick ivy-laden façade rises over the patio, which is a cozy spot even in the midst of busy Downtown. The patio is covered with a large awning and separated from the street by a gray balustrade and black gate. The secluded and quaint nature of the restaurant makes it a top choice for couples. It is most popular for fruity cocktails and weekend brunch.
Milestones Grill+Bar can be found at 38 locations across Canada, of which Toronto is one. True to their name, they pride themselves on being able to provide the perfect setting for people to be able to celebrate the milestones in their lives. The patio is a good place to sip on one of their many drinks, maybe while enjoying the Wednesday dinner for two 'date night' they are so famous for.
Not just your average bar and bistro, this unique establishment offers patrons the chance to enjoy dinner and a show. Jazz artists from around the world visit this venue, making it a popular spot on the weekends. The menu features upscale bistro fare like ribeye steaks and herb roasted pork tenderloin. Be advised, admission is added to your dining and drinks bill.
Looking for that perfect romantic place to spend time with your significant other? Then you need look no further than Flor de Sal where elegance meets chic in an indulgent combination of romantic and trendy. The interior is tastefully furnished with comfortable booths and tables, and is replete with velvet curtains which swish against patterned floors and walls adorned in quirky paintings. The menu is a delightful display of season-oriented dishes cooked to perfection; these include wild mushroom salad, grilled octopus, grilled and fileted sardines, seared foie gras, piri piri shrimp and oysters among others. You can pair these with your choice of ingeniously concocted cocktails or wines from an extensive list curated carefully.